16 - 18 September, 2019 | Mercure Hotel Amsterdam City, Amsterdam , Netherlands

Main Conference Day Two

8:30 am - 9:00 am Morning Registration and Coffee Break

9:00 am - 9:10 am Chairwoman's Opening Remarks

9:10 am - 9:50 am THE REVOLUTION IS HERE: ARE YOU READY?

- Define the role of your R&D laboratory within product development to highlight the focus area for systems development and digitalisation
- Examine the role of digitalisation in connecting disparate data sets as a means of generating holistic business insights
- Discuss the industry adoption of the ‘digital revolution’ and why the success of this revolution relies on the development and expertise of your team
members
Rik Pepermans, Former - IT Innovation Lead, R&D IT Evangelist at Former - Unilever

Rik Pepermans

Former - IT Innovation Lead, R&D IT Evangelist
Former - Unilever

9:50 am - 10:30 am Integrating IoLT and Scientific Informatics Platforms to Maximize Data Efficiency

- Optimizing data flow from instruments to analytics and learners
- A customer case study integrating informatics and IoLT platforms
- The added value for externalized research projects.
Rob Brown, VP Product Marketing at Dotmatics

Rob Brown

VP Product Marketing
Dotmatics

10:30 am - 11:10 am LAB WORKFLOW ORCHESTRATION AND LAB OF THE FUTURE: THE ROCHE APPROACH

- Identify what is lab workflow orchestration and why is it crucial for you to achieve a ‘Lab of the Future’
- Examine how to achieve digital lab workflows with Roche’s road-map
- Discuss how business process management can be used to standardise lab workflows and make device integration and lab automation easier for
your teams
Pedro Ivo Guimaraes, Senior Scientist – Large Molecule Discovery Informatics at Roche

Pedro Ivo Guimaraes

Senior Scientist – Large Molecule Discovery Informatics
Roche

11:10 am - 11:40 am Morning Coffee Break

11:40 am - 12:20 pm INTELLIGENT AUTOMATION: BUILDING A FLEXIBLE AND FORWARD-THINKING DIGITAL OPTIMISATION STRATEGY

- Define the long-term strategy for optimising the electronic analytical tools across business processes with a view of global UCB implementation
- Map out the internal and external challenges to overcome in optimising the laboratory informatics environment for cross-functional utilisation
- Examine what is missing from the current solution landscape, and where systems can be further developed to aid the broader informatics transformation strategies
Eric De Maesschalck, Assistant Director, Head of Global e-Analytics, Corporate Analytical Sciences at UCB

Eric De Maesschalck

Assistant Director, Head of Global e-Analytics, Corporate Analytical Sciences
UCB

12:20 pm - 1:00 pm INTEGRATING BEYOND YOUR FOUR WALLS: BRINGING EXTERNAL SOURCES INTO THE LAB

- Examine the challenges for ensuring systems integrity and process efficiency when operating across disconnected digital environments
- Discuss the opportunities of connecting external environments and offices with your laboratory systems to achieve systems synchronicity
- Identify the critical implementation factors to be considered in the transition towards connected workspaces

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Networking Lunch Break

2:00 pm - 2:45 pm TECHNOLOGY SPOTLIGHT: DRAGON’S LAIR

This interactive troubleshooting session targets key LIMS challenges and packs fun into the bargain too. Delegates and solution providers will split into
teams and conceptualise, research and create a brand new product to help with their LIMS challenges. Once formed, each idea will be presented to a
team of industry judges, who will vote for the best idea.

2:45 pm - 3:20 pm FROM BED TO BENCH SIDE: INTEGRATING STRUCTURED AND UNSTRUCTURED DATA IN TRANSLATIONAL AND PRE-CLINICAL SPACE

- Pinpoint a strategy for bringing clinical data back to laboratory, and tackling challenges it brings
- Examine the shifting role of bench scientists to information specialist: Where do they fit in the future laboratory informatics paradigm?
- Discuss key factors of user engagement in scientific IT product development
Ondrej Holub, Senior Product Owner at Global Innovation Center at MSD

Ondrej Holub

Senior Product Owner at Global Innovation Center
MSD

3:20 pm - 4:00 pm Why Pharma should be terrified of Big Data

 - How you are getting outmanoeuvred as you move into Big Data.
 - Why you can't unlock the data in your product silos, how to make it FAIR.
 - How to 'Uber' your data strategy before you get 'Kodaked'
David Whewell, Director and Chief Engineer at Tessier

David Whewell

Director and Chief Engineer
Tessier

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Afternoon Coffee Break

4:30 pm - 5:10 pm DATA MANAGEMENT IN R&D: FROM ANALYSIS TO IMPLEMENTATION

- Examine how BASF performed an internal systems analysis and gap analysis to identify critical areas for development in their informatics systems
- Discuss the key challenges of ensuring effective and compliant data management whilst undergoing a digital transformation
- Map out the realities of new systems implementation to avoid key pitfalls
Dr. Kimberly Simancas, Project Manager Digital Excellence, R&D at BASF

Dr. Kimberly Simancas

Project Manager Digital Excellence, R&D
BASF

5:05 pm - 5:40 pm PANEL DISCUSSION: DEFINING AN INFORMATICS-BASED APPROACH TO BUILDING A SMARTER LAB

- Evaluate the shifting role of the informatics scientist / specialist: Where do they fit into the future laboratory informatics paradigm?
- Assess how your company can maximise the intelligence and expertise of the people inside the lab, not just the systems
- Examine the common pitfalls and challenges for ensuring user engagement and the detrimental effect this can have on existing and future systems utilisation
- Create a strategy for engaging and optimising the ‘human factor’ within the laboratory
David Whewell, Director and Chief Engineer at Tessier

David Whewell

Director and Chief Engineer
Tessier

5:30 pm - 5:30 pm Chairwoman's Closing Remarks